Earlier this year I started working on redesigning the the Biohazard Mugs, and I released the new shapes and colors a couple of weeks ago…
Whether your tea or coffee is so strong that it could eat through lesser materials than ceramic, or you just want to scare your co-workers off and deter them from bothering you (or stealing your mug)… this biohazard mug is for you. Tell people to STAY AWAY first thing in the morning (or afternoon).
Be sure to choose which way you want the biohazard symbol facing; right-handed mugs mean that the biohazard symbol faces away from you when the mug is held in your right hand, and left-handed mugs mean that the biohazard symbol faces away from you when the mug is held in your left hand. If having the biohazard symbol face you is important, be sure to choose the one that will be facing you – not facing away from you – when you hold it in your dominant hand.
These mugs are hand-thrown on the wheel and as they are handmade there are slight variations of size and shape in each one; the approximate dimensions are listed below:
Approximate Height: 3-3.75 inches
Approximate Width: 3.5 inches at lip
Approximate Weight: 12 – 14 ounces
Holds approximately: 9 – 11 ounces
These mugs were glazed with non-toxic food-safe glazes, and are dishwasher safe. And while I have been known to put my own ceramics in the microwave, I don’t officially recommend it — the rapid change in temperature can cause the glaze to cool more quickly than the ceramic, which retains heat, and so shrinks at a slower rate. This can occasionally call what is called “crazing”. Crazing is when the glaze cools faster than the ceramic piece, making small cracks in the glaze. This can happen immediately or even years later, and personally I’ve seen it happen on many of the commercial mugs I own that I put in the microwave often.
HaldeCraft ceramics begin life as slip-cast, hand-built, or wheel-thrown pieces and then are painted and glazed and put out into the world, all by the hands of one person. I learned ceramics like an old-school apprentice, at the feet of my grandmother who had a studio in the 1950s and 1960s, and many of the pieces I make incorporate now-vintage molds that she bought then. My pieces are unique, hand painted, and proudly made in my own home studio with confidence, mindfulness, and joy.